A C60 molecule (a Buckminster fullerene, or ‘Buckyball’) with a muonium atom inside it.
SMEs have the chance to win up to £25,000 each in 'Proof of Principle' voucher prizes to help them unlock their potential by addressing key challenges in their technologies.
Many SME’s often encounter a barrier in developing their technologies beyond a certain stage and overcoming this barrier can be pivotal to the success of the company; it can help unfold other market sectors and offer significant potential on the wider market. Now SME’s have the chance to access cutting edge analysis techniques. STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon source is offering access to its facilities through ‘Proof-of-Principle’ vouchers that are redeemable against expertise, facilities and resources at the STFC Harwell site.
Application of neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy techniques can reveal detail that is inaccessible in other ways and can provide information that is crucial to overcoming barriers in technology development.
This world-leading facility provides insight into atomic, molecular and extended structure of liquids, solids and amorphous materials such as:
. . . amongst many other areas
The proof of principle competition allows SMEs to access expertise, capability and facilities offered by STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon source. These techniques can help overcome key challenges and accelerate product development process.
The winners will be selected by an STFC panel of experts.
The voucher scheme is subject to special terms and conditions that differ from STFC’s standard terms and conditions for contracted work. The intention is that the voucher holder will own and is free to use the IP arising from the project funded by the voucher – with the exception of the IP that relates to improvements of STFC’s background IP and operation of its facilities.